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Castle of Linz

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Posted on 18.08.12

Last Updated 18.08.12


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Linz castle is located on the western part of the Old Town, the Danube on a high rock between the area Römerberg Tunnel (original title Roemerberg Tunnel) and the area (original title Hauptplatz).

From the beginning, this castle was a small fort, which was built in 799 year. It is worth noting that in 1477, rebuilt the castle represented the Emperor Frederick III, placing in it his residence. Frederick III was the only Austrian emperor, who lived in Linz.

  Before our time of the reign of Frederick III were fragments of fortifications, the western gate Fridrihstor and bstiony. Above the main gate of the castle you can see the inscription «AEIOU» - «Alles Erdreich ist Oesterreih untertaten», which means - the whole world is subject to Austria. This marking indicates that Austria at the time was a very strong state.

In 1600, during the reign of Rudolf II of this beautiful castle was slightly redesigned. During its history, the castle was the seat of Linz, hospital, barracks and even a prison. Today in the castle you can see the most interesting collection of antiques, crafts, paintings, weapons, church utensils, etc. It should be noted that quite often in the castle park organize various exciting performances.


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Wilten basil

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Posted on 18.08.12

Last Updated 18.08.12


 One of the special attractions of Innsbruck is Wilten basil. It is at this place back to Roman times worshiped the Virgin Mary, make pilgrimages here, monks and believers.

The church here was founded back in 1259 and was rebuilt many times. In 1751 - 1756 years it acquired its present appearance in the Rococo style with two magnificent towers, the facade was painted in yellow. This huge basilica is located on the outskirts of Innsbruck.

Is best known for its rich interior. He is very beautifully decorated in the rococo style with plenty of gold, gilded and carved details. The rich interior painting, made by Franz Anton Feyhtmaerom and Gigli and rich mural ceiling and floor, made master Matthias Gunther, have survived to the present day. Here mostly scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.

The most valuable part of the interior is beautiful, very ornate, central altar with four columns. He stood in the center surrounded by a statue of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century, to which from the days of mass pilgrims. The statue is very beautiful, it is made of sandstone and decorated with gold leaf.

Viltenskoy located near the Basilica church cemetery with many very beautiful tombstones. Opposite is a small kiosk where a cold day, you can buy a glass of hot mulled wine. Here selling local souvenirs.

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